Dynamic size tuning of multidimensional optically bound matter

Oto Brzobohaty, Vitezslav Karasek, Tomas Cizmar, Pavel Zemanek

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Abstract

We generate and dynamically control one-, two- and three-dimensional optically bound structures of soft matter in the geometry of counter-propagating incoherent laser beams. We report results for the Bessel, Gaussian, and Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes and particularly focus on the influence of the lateral dimensions of the beam profile on the resulting self-arranged optically bound structures. Employing the transfer of the orbital angular momentum of light in the Laguerre-Gaussian beams, we show that optically bound structures can conserve their spatial arrangements even while orbiting along the beam circumference.
Original languageEnglish
Article number101105
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume99
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2011

Keywords

  • Laser beams
  • Multidimensional spatial data modeling
  • Phase transitions
  • C parity
  • Spatial analysis
  • Spatial dimensions

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